Climate Change

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Climate change is an issue affecting us all. Recognising this, we’re committed to adapting to its effects, reducing our emissions, and helping you make positive changes at home and at work.

Communities adapting to climate change

Reducing our global carbon emissions now will not prevent the effects of past emissions. Climate change is therefore inevitable.

Here in Solihull, we need to ensure that we can adapt to the changes in climate. Communities are already seeing more extremes in weather events; with flooding being a particular issue of the last few years and heat waves predicted to become more common.

The National Adaptation Programme has been developed to help the country become more resilient to these changes

Ensuring partners can access support to take action; it supports the Cross Sector West Midlands Climate Adaptation Partnership.

Reducing carbon emissions

In support of the UK’s commitment to the Climate Change Act (2008) we are working towards reducing our carbon emissions in a number of ways.

With the country committed to an 80% reduction on 1990 emission levels by 2050, the council is working on reducing emissions. Our progress and what we are doing can be found at the Carbon Report page.